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Edward Everett
(1794-1865) born on
Apr 11
US statesman, orator. He is remembered ironically for delivering the main speech preceding President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, 1863; pres. Harvard U., 1846-49.
         
   
F
If this boy passes the examinations he will be admitted; and if the while students choose to withdraw, all the income of the college will be devoted to his education.

R
"Are you complete in yourself?" [The root] answers, "No, my life is in the trunk and the branches and the leaves. Keep the branches stripped of leaves and I shall die." So it is with the great tree of being. Nothing is completely and merely individual.
A
Drop a grain of California gold into the ground, and there it will lie unchanged until the end of time; . . . drop a grain of our blessed gold [wheat] into the ground and lo! a mystery.
N
I should be glad if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion in two hours as you did in two minutes.
K
A great character, founded on the living rock of principle, is a dispensation of Providence, designed to have not merely an immediate, but a continuous, progressive, and never-ending agency. It survives the man who possessed it . . .
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Responding to protest against admission to Harvard of a black student, 1848.
R: In "Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World," by Edythe Draper, 1992.
A: Speech on agriculture, Boston, Massachusetts, Oct 1855.
N: Note to Abraham Lincoln the day after their Gettysburg addresses.
K: Speech, Beverly, Massachusetts, 4 Jul 1835.
   


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